UPDATE: ETFO Votes for Strike Action
The province's elementary teachers are upping the pressure on Queen's Park, with the threat of not only one-day strikes, but also a full-on walk out.
Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario (ETFO) reveals 92 per cent of union members who voted, are in favour of what they're calling one-day political protest.
Only 46,000 of 76,000 had their say in a three-day online vote.
ETFO is keeping details of one-day strikes to themselves for now, only saying they will start in school boards across the province next week. If the province uses Bill 115 - the legislated teacher contract framework - to end the strike action, the teachers can now walk out in this protest.
In a statement, union president Sam Hammond says the vote proves that it's the teachers who determine their actions, taking a shot at the education minister's comments about union leaders pulling the strings.
He says this vote shows union members are prepared to stand up for democracy.
Earlier in the day, Education Minister Laurel Broten repeated they will respond to specific strike action, underlining there have been no 72-hour strike notices given out yet.